senate Bill S7687B

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to utility intervenor reimbursement

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 25, 2010 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 24, 2010 ordered to third reading cal.1199
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 22, 2010 print number 7687b
Jun 22, 2010 amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jun 21, 2010 print number 7687a
Jun 21, 2010 amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
May 03, 2010 referred to energy and telecommunications

S7687 - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §24-c, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1088
2013-2014: S3236
2015-2016: S1090
2017-2018: S3250
2019-2020: S3605

S7687 - Summary

Relates to utility intervenor reimbursement.

S7687 - Sponsor Memo

S7687 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7687

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations

AN  ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to utility interve-
  nor reimbursement

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section
24-c to read as follows:
  S 24-C.   UTILITY INTERVENOR  REIMBURSEMENT.  1.    AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "COMPENSATION" MEANS PAYMENT FOR ALL OR PART, AS DETERMINED BY THE
COMMISSION,  OF  REASONABLE  ADVOCATE'S  FEES, REASONABLE EXPERT WITNESS
FEES, AND OTHER REASONABLE COSTS FOR PREPARATION AND PARTICIPATION IN  A
PROCEEDING.
  (B)  "PARTICIPANT"  MEANS A GROUP OF PERSONS THAT APPLY JOINTLY FOR AN
AWARD OF COMPENSATION UNDER THIS SECTION AND WHO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS
OF A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL OR SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMERS, OR A
NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION IN THIS STATE  AUTHORIZED  PURSUANT  TO  ITS
ARTICLES  OF INCORPORATION OR BYLAWS TO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF RESI-
DENTIAL OR SMALL  BUSINESS  UTILITY  CUSTOMERS.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION,  A  PARTICIPANT  DOES  NOT INCLUDE A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OR
OTHER ORGANIZATION WHOSE PRINCIPAL INTERESTS ARE THE WELFARE OF A PUBLIC
UTILITY OR ITS INVESTORS OR EMPLOYEES, OR THE WELFARE  OF  ONE  OR  MORE
BUSINESSES  OR  INDUSTRIES  WHICH RECEIVE UTILITY SERVICE ORDINARILY AND
PRIMARILY FOR USE IN CONNECTION  WITH  THE  PROFIT-SEEKING  MANUFACTURE,
SALE, OR DISTRIBUTION OF GOODS OR SERVICES.
  (C) "COMMISSION" MEANS THE NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
  (D)  "OTHER  REASONABLE COSTS" MEANS REASONABLE OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES
DIRECTLY INCURRED BY A PARTICIPANT THAT  ARE  DIRECTLY  RELATED  TO  THE
CONTENTIONS  OR RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE PARTICIPANT THAT RESULTED IN
A SUBSTANTIAL CONTRIBUTION.
  (E) "PARTY" MEANS ANY INTERESTED PARTY, RESPONDENT PUBLIC UTILITY,  OR
COMMISSION STAFF IN A HEARING OR PROCEEDING.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S7687A - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §24-c, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1088
2013-2014: S3236
2015-2016: S1090
2017-2018: S3250
2019-2020: S3605

S7687A - Summary

Relates to utility intervenor reimbursement.

S7687A - Sponsor Memo

S7687A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7687--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to utility  interve-
  nor reimbursement

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new  section
24-c to read as follows:
  S  24-C.    UTILITY  INTERVENOR  REIMBURSEMENT.  1.    AS USED IN THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "COMPENSATION" MEANS PAYMENT FOR ALL OR PART, AS DETERMINED BY THE
COMMISSION, OF REASONABLE ADVOCATE'S  FEES,  REASONABLE  EXPERT  WITNESS
FEES,  AND OTHER REASONABLE COSTS FOR PREPARATION AND PARTICIPATION IN A
PROCEEDING.
  (B) "PARTICIPANT" MEANS A GROUP OF PERSONS THAT APPLY JOINTLY  FOR  AN
AWARD OF COMPENSATION UNDER THIS SECTION AND WHO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS
OF A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL OR SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMERS, OR A
NOT-FOR-PROFIT  ORGANIZATION  IN  THIS  STATE AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO ITS
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OR BYLAWS TO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF  RESI-
DENTIAL  OR  SMALL  BUSINESS  UTILITY  CUSTOMERS.  FOR  PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, A PARTICIPANT DOES NOT INCLUDE  A  NON-PROFIT  ORGANIZATION  OR
OTHER ORGANIZATION WHOSE PRINCIPAL INTERESTS ARE THE WELFARE OF A PUBLIC
UTILITY  OR  ITS  INVESTORS  OR EMPLOYEES, OR THE WELFARE OF ONE OR MORE
BUSINESSES OR INDUSTRIES WHICH RECEIVE UTILITY  SERVICE  ORDINARILY  AND
PRIMARILY  FOR  USE  IN  CONNECTION WITH THE PROFIT-SEEKING MANUFACTURE,
SALE, OR DISTRIBUTION OF GOODS OR SERVICES.
  (C) "COMMISSION" MEANS THE NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
  (D) "OTHER REASONABLE COSTS" MEANS REASONABLE  OUT-OF-POCKET  EXPENSES
DIRECTLY  INCURRED  BY  A  PARTICIPANT  THAT ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE
CONTENTIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE PARTICIPANT THAT RESULTED  IN
A SUBSTANTIAL CONTRIBUTION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00623-10-0

S7687B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §24-c, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1088
2013-2014: S3236
2015-2016: S1090
2017-2018: S3250
2019-2020: S3605

S7687B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to utility intervenor reimbursement.

S7687B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7687B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7687--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to utility  interve-
  nor reimbursement

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new  section
24-c to read as follows:
  S  24-C.    UTILITY  INTERVENOR  REIMBURSEMENT.  1.    AS USED IN THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "COMPENSATION" MEANS PAYMENT FOR ALL OR PART, AS DETERMINED BY THE
COMMISSION, OF REASONABLE ADVOCATE'S  FEES,  REASONABLE  EXPERT  WITNESS
FEES,  AND OTHER REASONABLE COSTS FOR PREPARATION AND PARTICIPATION IN A
PROCEEDING.
  (B) "PARTICIPANT" MEANS A GROUP OF PERSONS THAT APPLY JOINTLY  FOR  AN
AWARD OF COMPENSATION UNDER THIS SECTION AND WHO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS
OF A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL OR SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMERS, OR A
NOT-FOR-PROFIT  ORGANIZATION  IN  THIS  STATE AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO ITS
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OR BYLAWS TO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF  RESI-
DENTIAL  OR  SMALL  BUSINESS  UTILITY  CUSTOMERS.  FOR  PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, A PARTICIPANT DOES NOT INCLUDE  A  NON-PROFIT  ORGANIZATION  OR
OTHER ORGANIZATION WHOSE PRINCIPAL INTERESTS ARE THE WELFARE OF A PUBLIC
UTILITY  OR  ITS  INVESTORS  OR EMPLOYEES, OR THE WELFARE OF ONE OR MORE
BUSINESSES OR INDUSTRIES WHICH RECEIVE UTILITY  SERVICE  ORDINARILY  AND
PRIMARILY  FOR  USE  IN  CONNECTION WITH THE PROFIT-SEEKING MANUFACTURE,
SALE, OR DISTRIBUTION OF GOODS OR SERVICES.
  (C) "COMMISSION" MEANS THE NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
  (D) "OTHER REASONABLE COSTS" MEANS REASONABLE  OUT-OF-POCKET  EXPENSES
DIRECTLY  INCURRED  BY  A  PARTICIPANT  THAT ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00623-13-0

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